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HEADERS .. the happy ending:)

This is a discussion on HEADERS .. the happy ending:) within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Finally made a decision and Im going for it. Im getting Ceramic Hooker Headers and TSP y-pipe. Still wondering if ...

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    HEADERS .. the happy ending:)

    Finally made a decision and Im going for it. Im getting Ceramic Hooker Headers and TSP y-pipe. Still wondering if I should get the catted one or not, but thats the route im going. Im getting a hooker and a pipe, im so happy!!

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    Congrats! I have Hooker LTs and their ORY, headers were a great fit and the ORY fit nice and high too, but I did have to massage it a little so it wouldn't rattle. Just be ready for the ceramic coating to wear off after a year or so, under the car. The top half still looks pretty good.

    Oh yeah, no need for an immediate tune, 3 years later for me and still no tune.
    Runs great! Gas mileage up! Track times quicker.
    Make sure the spark plugs and wires are on tight, there have been a lot of people here who wondered what the ticking noise was after the install or a missing on acceleration, only to find it was a loose spark plug (ticking) or not tight plug wire (missfiring).

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    mmm interesting. Yeah, ill hold on the tune until i get a cam, head, intake swap done then ill get the tune. oh and i will make sure i check the plug and wires after im done. I got access to lifts so im doing it that way. Lot easier than on the ground.
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    hey can you clean them up and recoat them or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaGrooms83 View Post
    hey can you clean them up and recoat them or something?
    muriatic acid

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    muriatic acid
    thanks... i can get my hands on sulfuric but not muriatic.... stainless, the on ly way to go... wish i could afford them. I could on ebay ones but not risking it. I dont want to have to do headers again for awhile. this is gonna be my first major operation on this car.

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    the hookers sound awesome with there chambered catback it sounds like it has a cam when its stock . Good luck Bud

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    Im still really wanting to get stainless steel. the OBX ones i just found are pretty enticing for 350. They look like they are designed after Pacsetters

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaGrooms83 View Post
    Im still really wanting to get stainless steel. the OBX ones i just found are pretty enticing for 350. They look like they are designed after Pacsetters
    There's a thread about option racing ebay headers, only thing people say is to get the flanges for the AIR/EGR fittings welded up, shouldn't cost much at a shop. People say the crack off. Besides that people are real happy with them.
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    Read the whole thing
    Should keep you occupied
    http://ls1.com/forums/showthread.php...=option+racing

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    There's a thread about option racing ebay headers, only thing people say is to get the flanges for the AIR/EGR fittings welded up, shouldn't cost much at a shup. People say the crack off. Besides that people are real happy with them.
    In that case i might go with the STAINLESS STEEL OBX ones that i just found for 325 (OBX Header 98-99 Camaro Firebird V8 5.7L Stainless ) 35 shipping and get a TSP ORY. I think that would be a better route. Plus, im a welder anyway so i could do that weld up for free if i had to. I was looking around and I came across these and they look Just like pasetters only stainless. plus they are 1 3/4 primaries and 3" collectors. hope thats the truth.
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    Just make sure you are prepared to grind a little off the K-member. Not everyone has to, but its a possibility. And dont use the cheap gaskets they come with

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    Just make sure you are prepared to grind a little off the K-member. Not everyone has to, but its a possibility. And dont use the cheap gaskets they come with
    Oh by no means am i using the paper gaskets. GM all the way baby. I might have the EGR/AIR tubes run with an additional bead to make sure they stay on and a bracket like most other headers. Thats what i notice could be the underling issue. it might just need some support with all the heat cycles and banging it in and what not. SO either the option ones or the OBX ones for me and the TSP ORY. since pacesetters apparently are not good, so says the general population

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    Who said pacesetters are no good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    Who said pacesetters are no good?
    THe ORY pipe. Alot of people have told me that the Pacesetter ory kinda sucks. anyway, the TSP ORY is cheaper

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    Alright its done. Should be here in a week or two. OBX Stainless Steel Headers 1 3/4 primaries (they list it as 1.75)and 3" collector, 360 total, ordering TSP ORY tomorrow for 127. Not too shavvy with Stainless headers. Lets see how i do

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    awaiting results

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaGrooms83 View Post
    Alright its done. Should be here in a week or two. OBX Stainless Steel Headers 1 3/4 primaries (they list it as 1.75)and 3" collector, 360 total, ordering TSP ORY tomorrow for 127. Not too shavvy with Stainless headers. Lets see how i do
    So, decided not to pay the hookers, eh? LOL. I sorta wish I went with stainless, but three years later they are still doing fine and I've never had to dink with them since. No leaks.

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    i enjoy my qtp Lts being stainless ..they look bad ass and i dont have to worry about shitty michigan winter messing with them

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    Ok now that i got the headers coming im just wondering. I was looking around on summit to get a pricing and Edelbrock Y-pipes are cheaper. $107. The merge looks pretty good to. Can anyone vouch on edelbrock ORY's?

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